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Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 10:00am EST
state john kerry has arrived in the ukraine capitol. he laid a flower loo-- floral wreath. we will be live from washington, d.c. in just a moment. but first tim, kerry has arrived in kiev and paid tribute to those who died in kiev. no doubt this is to show washington's support of a new government in kiev? all right. we seem to be having some technical problems right there now. we will try to get back to tim in moscow, and try to get the latest from john kerry's visit to kiev. let's go to washington, d.c. kerry comes bearing a gift of a $1 billion loan. any strings attached ? >> there are also strings attached. but this is a billion dollars loan guarantee contingent on congressional approval. there is a certain amount of support for such a measure in congress. but the president needs to pass that through congress. it is meant to cushion the fuel subsidies in ukraine. as far as their strings are attached to any money given to ukraine. they will ask for the end of the social safety net for those who are the poorest. and u.s. officials also quite sanguine that this could end up in russia.
CBS
Mar 1, 2014 11:00pm EST
aggression against the state of ukraine. >> reporter: america's ambassador -- >> intervention by the russian military will be a grave mistake and will have costs and uencconseq. >> reporter: president obama spoke with putin for over 90 minutes. >>> ukrainians living here in the washington area speaking out and asking obama to intervene. peaceful protests were held tonight at the white house. >> reporter: flours, candles and pictures set up here at the ukrainian embassy to honor those who have died and earlier at the white house, a protest was held. their message was clear. peaceful words reflective of their hope for ukraine. >> we want peace in our country and we need to have us secure our country. >> mr. obama, stop putin. >> reporter: the worry evident in their voices and their faces for their loved ones still in ukraine. tooliana's family lives in kiev. >> i was talking to my parents the whole time while they were protesting and my parents were go to protest. >> reporter: this protest is her way of supporting them. >> they're okay. they went to a couple protests and -- but nothing happene
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
presents here. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton compared vladimir putin actions in ukraine to those of adolf hitler. reports clinton said yesterday, now if it sounds familiar it's what hitler did back in the 30s. she went to say, quote, all the germans though thanksgiving were ethnic germans in places like check slovakia and romania and other places, hitler kept saying they are not being treated right. i must go in and protect my people. >>> the syrian opposition and government are using tactics that punish civilians. world powers that help support sort er side are being investigated there. >> there are fears the world is turning it's back on the civil war inside syria as it focuses on the escalating tensions in ukraine. as james bays reports fall out in ukraine could make things worse in syria. >> the i don't know going battles in syria are more than a thousand kilometers away in ukraine. but the crisis in crimea may have a real impact on a war that is about to enter its third year. the international communities is given this man the job of finding piece in syria but talks
FOX News
Mar 3, 2014 10:00am PST
denies it issued a surrender or else threat. ukraine for help. secretary of state kerry is heading to kiev and some are critizing the white house for not taking a harder line with vladimar putin. >> i think putin is playing chess and we playing marble the. we got our fannies handed to us on the nuclear. and that was a huge mistake. nevery time the president goes on national television and threatens putin or anyone like putin, everybody's eyes roll including mine. we have a weakened president. president obama needs to do something. >>> joining us to talk about it is ambassador john bolton and a fox news contributor. mr. ambassador, thank you for being here. the ukranian prime minister said they are on the brink of disaster and how dow assess the situation at this hour? >> i think that is close to the truth. i think putin knows he has the high cards militarily and economically and politically and he is prepared to use them. he gave us notice 7 or 8 years ated q from his requently leadership in russia, he said the brake up of the soviet union was a tragedy. and he wants to re-establis
LINKTV
Mar 1, 2014 6:00am PST
he was deeply concerned and sent a clear warning to moscow. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be cost force any military intervention in ukraine. >> considering a boycott of june's summit in sochi. that would be a serious diplomatic affront to the kremlin. they reject all allegations. there could be no question of a military intervention says moscow's ambassador to the u.n. >> of course as you know we have an agreement with ukraine on the presence of the russian black sea fleet or the base and we're acting within the framework of that agreement. >> the ukrainian government sees things differently. it fears losing control especially since the local autmuss government is now appealing to russia to intervene. >> recognizing my responsibility for the lives and the security of the people, i ask russian president putin to offer assistance in providing peace and order in the territory of the autmuss republic. >> so at the
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm PST
. >> welcome back to "the ed show." secretary of state kerry arriving in kiev today. ukraine, of course, on tuesday, that happened today, and reaffirmed the united states' support for the country's new leaders. kerry made it clear, russia will face consequences from the international community if russian president vladimir putin continues to act in aggression. president obama addressed the situation at a budget meeting earlier today. >> above all, we believe that the ukrainian people should be able to decide their own future, which is why the world should be focused on helping them stabilize the situation economically and move toward the fair and free elections that are currently scheduled to take place in may. there have been some reports that president putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. >> earlier today, the kremlin reported putin ordered tens of thousands of russian troops participating in military exercises to return to their bases. moscow has denied the military exercises were linked to the situation in the ukraine, so it's unclear if putins move was a
FOX News
Mar 2, 2014 11:00pm PST
get to the eu and the united states and did a civil war in the ukraine, but there are lots of raefl good options leading up to that. i would just cancel in sochi. i wouldn't talk about the planning session. i would cancel it. and i would go into a very aggressive posture on how we hope the ukraine financially, if they can get through their financial troubles, they could survive. >> let's sort of talk big picture. how do you think president obama has been handling relations with russia versus how vladimir putin has been handling relations with the united states? >> i think putin is playing chess and we're playing 's even. if you look at the nuclear negotiations, we got it handed to us. huge mistake especially for our allies in the baltics. when you move down the list in syria, the russians got everything that they needed. they believe they needed in syria. and so they have been running circles around us and i think it's really the naive position on a national security council and the president's advisers that if we just keep giving things to russia, they will finally wake up and say,
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 11:00am PST
and united states can help ukraine meet its financial obligations over the next three years the average ukrainians going to get rid of corruption and symbols of the old regime ukraine could be making a break with its text links chicken the democrats don't think gold is the longest serving congressman in us history and fifty eight years in office has announced his retirement from the house of representatives often to see it. our single first and to congress to finish his late father's time in nineteen fifty five even before preston brock obama was born in his heyday phd city road shape to make tools for cleaning and rewards of protecting the pages species and provide healthcare for four children expressed disappointment in today's congress. i think in this life time to just enjoy their retirement. you want. woohoo a pillar of wounded. peace and quiet and content. we know and love for so long dingell has sent on to live in preston's i made was to be shown come into the white house say he could get to come sing with them president bill clinton crack obama has labelled the congressm
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2014 7:00pm PST
invaded ukraine. putin had this to say about what he called the united states meddling in the region. i sometimes have an impression that there's some laboratory in the u.s. where they conduct experiments using these countries as rats, and they do not understand the consequences. president obama said this about vladimir putin today. >> there have been some reports that president putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. i think that we've all seen that from the perspective of the european union, the united states, allies like canada and japan and allies and friends and partners around the world, there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> secretary of state john kerry wa
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 9:00pm EST
security assurances, between ukraine and other states, my country has gotten rid of its nuclear arsenal to russia in this in view of a dutch in using metaphors. in this regard, it is underlying. it is undermining the regime general. it is was in the ukraine. reportedly wary, rocks and mentally 60,000 russian troops have been deployed in crimea by the helicopter tours, cargo airplanes in the neighboring territory from the russian federation yuri u russian heat taking the extent to block and control crucial governmental and military objects in crimea. the means of communications, military bases, headquarters of this in crimea. all roads are blocked. this clearly indicates russia's cooperation with a possible military intervention in the ukraine. ukrainian armed forces have exercised restraint and are freed from resistance. activeained from resistance. although they are in full operational areas. this is performing the operations in the outermost part of crimea as well as other divisions. they are aimed at discrediting legitimate authorities of ukraine and misleading public opinion by call
CNN
Mar 1, 2014 3:00am PST
forces in ukraine the united states may opt out at the next g-8 summit scheduled for early june in sochi. but the president's mentions in the briefing room were not enough for the very hawkish republican senator john mccain who suggested on cnn's "situation room" that he didn't go far enough and that putin doesn't respect obama. >> i really believe that when vladimir putin looks around the world, sees what happened in syria when the president -- when the red line turned pink and the president didn't act, our acquiescence to their occupation of georgia, the -- all of the actions that have to do and indicate a decline of the united states of america, i think he's emboldened and he's acting. >> now, other high profile republican lawmakers have stopped short of criticizing the president, but they've made clear they would like the united states to stand strong against russia, and in support of ukraine. christi and victor? >> all right, erin mcpike in washington for us. thank you, erin. >> all right, back here in the u.s., california is very much in need of rain. we've talked about this
FOX News
Mar 5, 2014 3:00pm PST
did to ukraine. >> by all the capitals of the ancient states of central and eastern europe. >> the kerry-lavrov showdown occurred on the 68th anniversary of winston church hill's iron curtain speech at westminster college which illuminated the dawn of the cold war. now vladimir putin, his nation is rich in energy reserves as weapons aim to restore russia to the power status they reserved in the soviet union. kerry who acknowledged the russians have intentions to protect. >> i want to be realistic. this is hard, tough stuff. and very serious moment. but i would rather be where we are today than where we are yesterday. >> even more than that illusive meeting with the russians, what the ukrainians really need right now is cash. that appeared to come in the form of a $15 billion pledge of aid from the european union which will take the form of loans, grants, and investments over the next few years. traveling with the secretary of state in paris, james rosen. >>> up next, the key figure in the irs targeting scandal takes the fifth again. but first, here's what's some of our fox affiliat
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 8:00pm EST
, that's very important. >> what does the united states do? >> not a lot they can do. if the ukraine goes back and tries to go back and request help from nato to help russia answer for what they're doing, again there's too much military force on the ground right now that's already been expended for him to back off. >> what does the ukrainian government do and what does kiev do? >> again if they decide to launch and meet this potential military force you could have a very bloody battle that takes mace in the southern part of the ukraine and again with 150,000 troops on that border very quickly deployed, while ukraine's military is very sharp very highly trained, it would be a very interesting battle so to speak. there's not enough numbers to match the russian forces. >> they are outmatched? >> they are outmatched, outnumbered outsupplied. better naval fleet that exists in the black sea easily reinforced. >> do you think this will happen quickly? >> if it does, it will happen quickly. will he back off in the next 48 hours? if he moves more troops in all we have to think is that he wants to
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 8:00pm EST
, who they are russian crimeaans who welcome them, ukraine is in a state of heighten d anxiety. whether the vote was for show, there's real ramifications on the ground, and it could be a slippery slope. these situations can get away from anybody, even somebody as adept at controlling powers like vladimir putin is. >> i want to get your thoughts on that. there is a concern that the government in ukraine is alienating people close to russia within the country. is there a lot of credibility and sympathy within ukraine to that? >> yes, the old guard always takes advantage of any slip-ups that the new guard makes, whether in ukraine or other countries that have gone through revolutions. what happened here is that the new government repealed a law allowing russian language to be the second official language. if ipp feweriated many -- infuriate many that look towards them for political guidance and help. people in kiev and the western part of the ukraine are looking to the west. there's is sense that they may have stepped too far. they have made the step. it's too late to step back fr
CNN
Mar 2, 2014 11:00am PST
community on edge since president putin got parliament's okay to send troops into ukraine. right now nato ambassadors are meeting on the crisis here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has strong words. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. >> he called it an invasion. now, the talks shift to how to calm everything down before it escalates even more. we have live coverage around the world. michelle kosinski is live at the white house. mcclove lynn and ian lee live in ukraine's capital city, kiev. this hour the white house trying to add to pressure on russia. president obama reaching out to allies by phone one day after he spent 90 minutes on the phone with the russian president vladimir putin. u.s. correspondent michelle kosinski joins us now. michigan, the white house, what is the mood? what are they saying? >> it has been a busy weekend. president obama has been actively working on this today. he's been briefed by his security team. as you mentioned, later on he'll take calls with allies.
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 8:00am EST
both through nato and bilateral between the united states and ukraine. just as an example in 2008 after the russia-georgia war within one month congress passed an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would provide $50 million immediately for georgia, just a down payment on the type of assistance that's required. three, they need to enhance nato's deterrent posture against russia on the possibility of future russian aggression against current nato states, and future nato states, in the case of ukraine and georgia. there's broad activities to be taken you're looking at the future in europe, collaboratively between the united states and nato partners, but this comes to the fourth point which is another one i would agree with kim is the id of the u.s. defense budget, that we are now in the third year of deep cuts to u.s. defense spending. the consequence of these cuts is that since the president came into office in 2009, we were spending 3.7% of our economy on the base defense department budget. that number is now down to 2.8%. about a 1% reduction is a share of gdp increa
FOX News
Mar 3, 2014 2:00am PST
of state john kerry will head to ukraine tonight. >> that is not the act of somebody who is strong. that's the act of somebody who is acting out of weakness and out of a certain kind of desperation. we hope russia will turn this around. they can. >> russia clah many consider ths to be russian. the u.s. influence has become very limited and economic sanctions and political pressure they have little impact. >> not even a little bit. if any of that had gotten their tanks he wouldn't have been there in the first place. heather and ainsley. >>> thank you very much. doug luzader we will keep an eye on it. >>> here we go again. as you were saying get those shovels ready. the east coast getting hit with another winter storm. snow already falling in some places right now. already this morning 2,000 flights all across the u.s. they are canceled. this storm passed through parts of the midwest over the weekend creating slick roads and several accidents in oklahoma. so what can you expect in your area? let's take a look with maria molina. >> good morning heather and ainsley. welcome back heathe
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
peace with palestinians. >> rhetoric between the united states and russia as the crisis in ukraine grows. president have ha vladimir putin research refers to its actions as a humanitarian. >> they are violating international law. president putin has different set of lawyers making different set of interpretations but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> late today the organization for security and cooperation in europe said a military observer mission from the united states in 14 countries will visit ukraine to monitor the situation in crimea. this comes as efforts intensify. we go to mike viqueira for the latest. >> reporter: the day of claim and counter claims by some of the principle players in this face-off. this is the white house coming up with a coherent strategy with it'sality lies. >>> there is no excuse, says president obama, for what is happening. >> there iit is not based on con for russian-speaking nationals but russia exerting force on a neighboring country. >> reporter: for a second day president obama interrupted a scheduled event to address the crisis in ukrain
CNN
Feb 28, 2014 1:00pm PST
southern ukraine and also a state-run tv station. this, as the ousted president, viktor yanukovych, came forward today vowing not to step down. let's bring in senior white house correspondent jim acosta. jim, what are we expecting the president to say here? >> i think the president is going to back up secretary john kerry and other officials, including jay carney earlier this afternoon, that any moves by russia to intervene in the crisis to perhaps invade that territory of crimea would be a grave mistake, in the words of white house officials and according to secretary of state john kerry. one thing that we've been pressing officials all day long, jake, is exactly who those forces are in the crimea area. we're seeing forces with insignias that appear to be blackandover or concealed. it's not clear who is on the ground in crimea. hopefully we'll get updated information from the president as to what that is. jake, make no mistake, this is, again, once again, another confrontation between the president and vladimir putin over what is happening. those events on the ground in the ukrain
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2014 4:00pm EST
just tell you. it is more than twice what the ukraine uses in a year. the united states has already committed to doing that. more than a quarter of all of the gas in europe imports in a year would be ascribable to the amount of natural gas the united states has already approved. it would be what the united states uses yearly. the department of energy found that exporting 4.4 trillion cubic feet, a level we will reach within the next approved export terminal, quo raise the price -- could raise the prices of domestic natural gas up to 54%. that could mean that american consumers would pay $2.50 more per thousand cubic feet. that translates into, listen to this number, ladies and gentlemen: $62 billion energy tax every year on american consumers and businesses. what do i mean by "energy tax"? but i meaning but for that exploitation, consumer bills would be $62 billion lower per year over the next ten years. can you imagine a debate out here in the united states senate over increasing $62 billion worth of taxes on americans in one year? we would come to a standstill if we had that kind
FOX News
Mar 3, 2014 2:00pm PST
going into crimea in ukraine? there's very little. >> national security is the united states commitment to our european allies. >> you have to see who has skin in the game. >> we do have skin in the game. >> talk about whether there's a national interest of americans abroad who are being blown to smith renes in certain areas or blown up here in america. >> the five's oscar breakdown is next. so our business can be on at&t's network for $175 a month? yup. all 5 of you for $175. our clients need a lot of attention. there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day. you get 10 gigabytes of data to share. what about expansion potential? add a line, anytime, for $15 a month. low dues, great terms. let's close! new at&t mobile share value plans our best value plans ever for business. time for the fastest seven. three stories with gravity. seven american minutes that hustle one former wolf for a host. first up, academy award acceptance speeches can go in many different directions. here's a montage of memorable moments. jared was long winded. lupita was emotional, and matt
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2014 6:00pm EST
. lawfully established military base as part of an agreement with the sovereign state of the ukraine. and our whole point has been together with our many allies and partners that russia ought to pursue its concerns and interests in a lawful manner consistent with the un charter, consistent with the budapest memorandum. that is what we are pressing russia to do. >> there have been calls in congress, with the administration to ease natural-gas export restrictions to have leased help supply the ukraine in their supply of natural gas? what is the administration's position? >> the administration is taking immediate steps to assist the government of the ukraine including in the area of energy security, efficiency and scepter reform. our support for energy related reforms will help the government of the ukraine to take the steps needed to restore economic stability and growth. the department of energy has regulatory authority over liquefied natural gas exports, a lng exports. and it will continue to make public interest determinations on a case by case basis considering economic energy secu
CNN
Mar 3, 2014 6:00am PST
of strings and she literally begged for the united states and europe to help ukraine remain whole. she said and it has been reported on the russian media and we're looking into this to fully confirm it that the russian parliament is currently debating annexing crimea. she's saying that, though and is literally appealing for help to make that not happen and for the west to stand by ukraine. when i pushed her on what she wanted from the west, was it military intervention, what was it she wouldn't go that far but she said look we are unable, us ukrainians to militarily face off against russia. and if it's going to come to that we need some help otherwise this is going to be a huge, huge destabilizing move not just for ukraine and russia in that region built the whole world. wolf, it's laurelly no overstatement to say that this confrontation over ukraine is the most serious east-west confrontation since the end of the cold war with far reaching ramifications if both sides don't cool down and russia can't be persuaded to remove its troops which are now controlling crimea and the big wo
ABC
Mar 5, 2014 5:00am PST
other nations are still trying to diffuse the standoff in ukraine. in paris, secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign ministers of ukraine and great britain before talks with russia. >> there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those here this morning. >> reporter: yesterday the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invapgs of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. putin says he ordered troops into crimea to protect ethnic russian. a claim many believe is false. the russian leader may be trying to turn the temperature down, sending representatives to brussels today to meet with nato officials about the crisis, but putin called the new ukranian government illegitimate and is reserving the right to use force ignoring the u.s.' warning. >> over the course of obama's six years in office, though, i think vladimir putin has come to see bar
Bloomberg
Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
minister of ukraine to assure him that in this difficult moment the united states supports his efforts and stands for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democratic future of your grade. i also commend the ukrainian government's restraint, and its commitment to uphold its international obligations. we will continue to coordinate closely with our european allies, we will continue to communicate directly with the russian government, and we will continue to keep all of you in the press corps and the mirkin people informed as events develop. thank you very much. >> that was president obama addressing the white house to score on the situation in the ukraine. i want to bring in our chief washington correspondent peter cook. peter, the president described it as deeply this day blazing -- and the stabilizing -- des tabilizing. is that the moment to talk for i'm very annoyed? >> you are right. this is a situation that is getting worse, not better, and it is a warning of sorts. ukrainiann of the sovereignty would be deeply destabilizing to the region. he is deeply concerned by the report
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 4:00pm EST
ukraine. it is important no they keep the work, the world will be watching. >> secretary of state john kerry spoke and urged russia to work with u. is it's allies. they also addressed ukraine tonight. is following a development in washington for us, and mike, what is this delicate balance that the white house is attempting to strike here with russia. >> and secretary of state john kerry today, sovereignty in the white house as the third one. transparentsy, they want transparency on the part of russia, as it engages in some military man moves that sergei says were previously planned. but they are right on the border that has raised alarms here for the second consecutive day. we have heard secretary the kerry come right out and warn russia as did jay carney here in the white house earlier today about the sovereignty. for the days the president and on down, that somehow this is a cold war redo. in russia, but yet very close to ukraine. secretary kerry had a photo opportunity, spoke with the press, across town at the state department, just a couple of hours ago, here is what he had to stay
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 6:30am PST
is already packed full of pressure within the long run be able to subsidize countries like ukraine as it already lost the all state subsidizing they weren't then notices the tune of seven billion dollars a year. ikea match in russia can afford this not only on certain that since i would say russia's offer was barry schwartz from switzerland. it was a principal reason is to keep the on call that is in office until the next presidential elections. your gut when i ask another question about the protesters to nominate their ears of all our white extremist elements onto this good group of protesters does that concern. yes of course. and i think we should see the evolution of those protests from the very beginning and to see the reason why parts of this of protest movement have become rather it's been the protest site that it basically consisted of students taking to the streets to express their desire to lift the european country to have some of the standards of living also the life chances as the european peers. that was the first moments of eighteen police stepped in and suppress the slo
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 7:00pm PST
and avoid any provocation. >> the secretary of state means russia. as tensions escalate in ukraine. the standoff is looking more cold war
PBS
Mar 4, 2014 12:00am PST
russia and the united states and ukraine? next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: we begin this evening with the escalating crisis in ukraine. russia's tightening its grip on crimea in the face of warnings by president obama and european leaders. the president spoke today in washington before a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> if they continue on the current trajectory they're on, that we are examining a whole series of steps -- economic, diplomatic -- that will isolate russia and will have a negative impact on russia's economy and its status in the world. >> charlie: secretary of state john kerry due to travel to kiev tomorrow. senator john mccain joins us from washington. earlier today he denounced the administration's foreign policy before the american israel public affairs committee. >> this is the ultimate result of a factless foreign policy where nobody believes in america's strengths anymore. >> charlie: later we'll be joined by three foreign policy experts who know russia
FOX News
Mar 2, 2014 1:00am PST
. his blof yating is creating ill will around the world. pity the next president of the united states. now, the skirmish hasn't even begun between russia and ukraine yet president obama runs out to a press conference last night to get in the middle of the fight warning russia that there will be cost for any russian military intervention. take a listen. >> indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> really, mr. president? what are you going to do? your red lines become pink lines which in the end makes look completely yellow. and just this afternoon, mr. president, you had a call with president putin where you told putin that his actions would negatively impact russia's standing in the international community. seriously? you're worried about russia's standing in the international community? why don't you worry about your own, which is a mess? by the way, who made you the world's cop? being dictator in the united states doesn't make you king of the world. what is it about you? is
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2014 8:00pm PST
moved into ukraine last week. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs in any military intervention in ukraine. >> when armed and masked gunmen appeared at the two main airports in crimea friday, the world wondered whether russia had really decided to begin an invasion of ukraine. by saturday morning, that question had largely been answered. >> this morning the occupation moved from airports and military installations into the center of the crimean capital itself. >> russian boots on the ground in ukraine. they're hiding their identities, their uniforms aren't marked. >> vladimir putin turned to a compliant russian parliament saturday to make it official. >> russia's parliament voted to approve the use of a russian force in ukraine. president putin asked for it. he got it unanimously. >> as the united nations huddled in emergency meetings over how to respond, tensions elsewhere in ukraine close to the russian border were rising. >> this was the scene this afternoon in ukraine's eastern city of kharkiv where tens of thousands
CBS
Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
minister of ukraine to assure him that in this difficult moment the united states supports his government's efforts and stands for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and democratic future of ukraine. i also commend the ukrainian government's restraint and its commitment to uphold its international obligations. we will continue to coordinate closely with our european allies. we will continue to communicate directly with the russian government and we will continue to keep all of you in the press corps and the american people informed as events develop. thanks very much. >> and you've been listening to the president address the crisis in the ukraine saying he is deeply concerned by the reports that there have been russian military movements in the ukraine and that, of course, the u.s. stands with the ukrainian people. >> and the international community according to the president. at this point what we know right now that is according to sources inside ukraine, russian military helicopters and transport planes have entered that country. currently two of their main airports in crimea are now
FOX News
Mar 1, 2014 3:00pm PST
administration's suggestion to bring ukraine and georgia on a clear path to nato membership, the united states has essentially ignored what has happened in ukraine and now we're paying the price because our options are very limited. >> two things, i want you to tell me what has happened in the ukraine and maybe this is too simplistic but why not have ukraine split in two? >> i think there's a strategic interest for the united states but ask yourself this question, when was the last time the president either addressed publicly or considered privately what those interests are. >> the phone call that president obama had vladimir putin today. the g-8 and of course we know putin likes to put on a show. he had a show during the olympics and there in sochi and he loves to grandstand and he does care about how shis countr and power is seen. conversely, he has respect for power. so what is our play? >> we don't have a plan. you know, i personally never would have brought russia into the g-8. now all you have to do is get the europeans to agree to that. if you think they are exercised now, wait until th
CBS
Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm PST
fragile situation in ukraine. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: there are reports pro russian gunmen are guarding two airports in ukraine's crimea peninsula and russian troops are positioned around a coast guard base. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing. >> reporter: earlier in the day president yanukovych vowed to fight for his country. >> i have full intentions to fight for the future of ukraine. >> reporter: the fugitive president says threats against his family forced him to leave ukraine. he is now in southern russia. secretary of state john kerry spoke on the phone with his russian counterpart friday and said he made it clear to the russian foreign minister not to intervene. >> the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we are going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to focus on t
FOX News
Feb 28, 2014 11:00pm PST
states, president obama warning russia there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. from the latest correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. jennifer? >> greta, officials tell us they are seeing military movement by russian forces into and out of the area. they are moving by land and by sea. this video apparently shows some of the dozen or so russian combat helicopters crossing the border into the ukraine today. sources tell us approximately 2,000 russian troops may have landed at a military base near the city. ukraine special representative described it as an armed invasion, an occupation. president obama issued this warning from the white house. >> just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games and would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> the troops that took over two airports and the television station in cremlia russian ambassador to the u.n. appeared dismissive. >>
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 1:00am EST
more military mooch moves by russia were alleged president obama told reporters the united states was deeply concerned by reports of russian military movements in ukraine. >> it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws and indeed the united states will sand with the intrucial community in frirming -- international in affirming that there will be consequences in ukraine. >> nick schifrin, good to have you on the show. says russia is trying to convene a military conflict. he queend a meeting o -- he convened a meeting on friday night. what's the latest? >> they're still deciding what to do. the recent operation or the recent traition mission as putin -- training mission as putin put it that the russians are doing on the ukrainian border, 150,000, that's a training mission? the whole ukrainian army is 150,000. the new government is 28, 29 hours old and the political challenges, economic challenges that ukraine has they are absolutely focused on the south on crimea and they are trying to
CNN
Feb 27, 2014 5:00pm PST
in ukraine, russian state media saying that russia has accepted his request for security. but this is something else that john kerry referred to today. he said that vice president biden has tried to reach him for over the last 12, 24 hours repeatedly. those calls have gone unanswered. and biden was speaking to him pretty regularly before then. so he is out there as far as american officials are concerned. >> jim sciutto, thanks very much. >>> up next was is racist or just a roast? tonight some outrage over comments made by an arizona lawmaker during a roast of sheriff joe arpaio. hear and decide for yourself. >>> also ahead tonight, take a look. >> we cannot breathe back here. go. >> chaos and panic onboard a delta flight after the cabin started to fill with smoke. how passengers got out and exactly what happened coming up. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things. you stopped by the house? uh-huh. yea. alright, whenever you get your stuff, run upstairs, get cleaned up for dinner. you leave the house in good shape? yea. yea, of course. ♪ [ spo
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 1:00pm EST
matters of civil war in ukraine, or by the matters of interference by any other state. that's why the ukraine is now searching help and protection from the u.n. security council because they feel that intervention might take place soon. >> thank you very much. >>> now a british former inmate of guantanamo bay detention center has been arrested on terrorism charges. he was arrested last week. he denies charges to an alleged terrorist training in syria. >> he and a 44-year-old woman were arrested and charged with terrorism in syria, charges that they deny. his son was been accused of facilitating terrorism overseas. he moved to united kingdom i in 2001. he was transferred to guantanamo bay in cuba where he spent more than two years behind bars. butt he was never formerly accused until now. this is the first time that he has been charged. he's accused of funding terrorism as well as providing terrorism training overseas. since his release from guantanamo he has been campaigning for those who say they have been victories of anti-terrorism measures. for now the they both remain in cust
CBS
Mar 5, 2014 4:30am PST
hold a special meeting in belgium today to discuss the russian military invasion of ukraine's crimea region. as cbs news reporter susan mcginnis reports, tensions over the standoff do seem to be easing a bit. >> reporter: diplomacy takes center stage today surround russia's invasion of ukraine. secretary of state john kerry will meet with his russian counterpart this morning in paris. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> reporter: last night president obama talked about a possible resolution with german chancellor angela merkel. the proposal would allow russian troops to stay in crimea but on their bases in the region. and international monitors would ensure ethnic russians in ukraine are protected. russian president vladimir putin calls the invasion a humanitarian mission to protect those russians living in ukraine. he also said he would use force if needed. but while politicians talk, russian soldiers are digging in. >> once they are there, there is not a reason judging by what putin has don
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2014 3:00pm EST
misappropriation of state assets of ukraine or of an economically significant entity in ukraine to have asserted governmental authority over any part or region of ukraine without the authorization of the government of ukraine to be a lend over an entity who has or members have engaminged in any activity described above or of an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the order to have materially assisted, sponsored or provided financial material or technological support for or goods or services to or in support of any activity described above or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the order or to be owned or controlled by or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the order. . i have delegated to the secretary of the treasury the authority in consultation with the secretary of state to take such actions including the promulgation of rules and regulations and to employ all powers granted to the president
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2014 10:00am PST
global powers are in paris to talk about ukraine. we're waiting on remarks from secretary of state john kerry and potential sergey lavrov. we'll keep you updated. they're trying to find an exit to this crisis. we have heard from secretary kerry once. here he was earlier laying the foundation before the talks began. >> the united states of america, the russian federation, and the united kingdom of great britain and north ireland reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of ukraine. weapons will not be used against ukraine. >> congress is stepping in, and russian president vladimir putin, here was speaker boehner this morning on the subject. >> steps that have not been taken over the last three or four years frankly allowed putin to believe that he could do what he's doing without -- without any reaction from us. but given where we are, we're here in a bipartisan way trying to irk with with the president. >> john boehner urging more action and the u.s. is not alone in offering up assistance. the eu
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 7:30pm PST
all tonight on "washington week." >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply disabling which would not be in the interest of ukraine, russia or europe. >> we believe that everybody needs to step back and avoid any provocation. >> the secretary of state means russia. as tensions escalate in ukraine. the standoff is looking more . ld war arizona looks at the debates whether one group can violate the other's. in washington, congressional brain drain after one serving member after another opts out. >> i have found great disappointment in this country. gwen: and at the white house, the president reaches out to the private sector to address public ill. >> i see myself in these young men. and the only difference is that i grew up in an environment that is a little bit more forgiving. gwen: launching a new effort to help young men and boys of color. covering the week pete williams of nbc news. ed o'keefe of "the washington post." and michael sheerer of "time" magazine. >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from o
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 2:30pm PST
washington ukraine's new government accuses russia of mounting a military invasion and occupation. president obama says he is deeply concerned. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention. delays a loanank for uganda, following the passage of an anti-gay. officials in uganda collett lacked male. and hollywood's biggest night is almost here. soon we will know which stars will be going home with an oscar. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight, tensions are running high in ukraine. the interim government accuses russia of an armed invasion and occupation after unidentified gunmen began patrolling airports in the region of crimea, but the majority of the population is ethnically russian. responding to the report, president obama warned there will be costs for any military intervention in the ukraine. he spoke at the white house a short time ago. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty or territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is
PBS
Mar 5, 2014 12:00am PST
. ukraine is an economic basket case. so are some of the other states in the near abroad. so what he wants is political influence, he wants these countries to look to russia for guidance on what to do on the international environment, and he also wants to re-create or create some kind of an economic union, but he certainly doesn't want responsibility for internal problems that a lot of these countries have, especially their economic problems. >> so even though he said the worst thing that happened in the history of the 20th century was the collapse of the soviet union, you believe that if he thought he could re-create the soviet union, he would want to because of all the problems that would go with that, especially economic? >> he just wants those countries of the near abroad, most of all ukraine looking to russia and as part of an arrangement with russia, not part of the arrangement with the west. he wants to avoid them establishing stronger linkages with the west and he wants them to have much stronger linkages with russia, where russia actually has some measure of control. >> charlie: a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
the territorial integrity of ukraine. good also a top priority among russia, the united states and the eu is economic stability within the ukraine. the u.s. said they would look to the imf to take the lead, but that has not been decided, that's being worked out as well, tony. >> white house correspondent mike viqueria, thank you. >>> a day of action is underway around the world to draw attention to the plight of our al jazeera colleagues in egypt. three al jazeera english correspondents. mohamed fahmy, peter greste and baher mohamed. al jazeera rejects the charges against them. putting down their cameras in solidarity with our staff. our colleagues in berlin came out to demand the charges against our colleagues be dropped. abdalla al shami has been on a hunger strike for more than a month. journalists from around the world are asking the egyptian government to release all our staff. maria innes ferre is here. , maria, hello. >> this is a map of a hashtag that's been trending all over the world from asia, north america, south america, europe, and these are the images of hundreds and
ABC
Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm EST
chaos gripping ukraine now the source of dangerous and rising tensions between the saidd states and russia today that a massive military exercise near the ukrainian border. nowhere is the battle line more evident than right here in the mostly russian enclave of crimea. they want to be closer to russia, even part of it. on thursday, armed men stormed the parliament building, raising the russian flag. they are playing revolutionary songs, and they are calling everyone here comrades. ukraine, citizen of but i am russian, this woman told us, saying she welcomed a russian invasion. impeach president viktor yanukovych resurfaced today for the first time since being ousted last week after almost 100 ukrainians were killed in the capital, kiev. he has fled to russia where he claimed today to still be ukraine's rightful president. "nobody overthrew me," he said. "i was compelled to leave ukraine because of direct next to my life." russia and the united states are looking past viktor yanukovych as they battle to shape the direction of a new ukraine. home, a normal day at school turned into a
FOX News
Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm PST
obama has not spoken publicly about ukraine since february 19th. secretary of state john kerry issued the strongest statement yet from a u.s. official, warning russia nat to intervene in -- not to intervene in ukraine. >> we believe, national security adviser rice, made it very clear some i made it it clear that interception in our judgment would be a very grave mistake. the question is whether or not whats happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> jay carney reinforced the message from the white house. >> we are watching to see as the secretary said, whether or not russia is doing anything that might be crossing the line in any way. >> the white house being very careful not to issue any red lines, a mistake they lived to regret in syria. >> almost as if they're wearing blindfolds. hundreds of pictures out of this region. the airport in crimea has been taken over the russians and they're like, if he does something? still if? seriously? >> still if. and here at the pentagon they're not doing anythi
FOX News
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm PST
international support. >> let's keep in mind, there is a u.s.-ukraine treaty. the united states does have some defensive agreements with the ukraine. i don't think -- i think crimea is lost. i don't think they're ever going to pull out of there. i doubt very sincerely they're going to try to go further than that. >> why? two years ago, he went into georgia and he never left those two parts of georgia. now he's in crimea. why do you think he would stop? >> he took a very small percentage of georgia, and they said he was going to take over the rest of georgia. >> can we invade anywhere? just saying -- >> your house. >> what about defense? should we be rethinking the fact we're gutting defense? we're cutting 10% of troops. >> very bad timing for the obama administration to announce a drawdown of the military two days before this -- >> you think it's a coincidence? that's the message we send? >> a very bad, bad message. >> i don't think they think that far ahead. >> the american people are the last group that are going to put troops on the ground in europe. >> the only person recommending tha
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